Dress, 6 pieces

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1866-1868

GUSN

GUSN-13304

Description

Lavender silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - broad neckline with pleated trim and black velvet ribbon; drawstring; capped sleeves with cream cambric, shirred, lavender ruching and net and lace with black velvet bow drawstring; boned; laced center front; lined with polished white cotton; Skirt (C) - matching skirt; bands of cream voile ruching trimmed with lace around skirt and purple bows applied along ruching; full skirt; fullness at back; with inner ties to hold fullness at back; slight train; white cambric pocket at right; lined with buckram. Overskirt (B) - purple satin; scalloped hem shorter in front; hem and seams trimmed with cream satin with scalloped edged lace, and 2 bands of purple ribbon woven with silver metallic threads, hook and eye; waist band trimmed with lace. Collar (D) - purple satin collar; pleated (3 pleats); trimmed with scalloped lace (same lace as overskirt) Belt (E) - lavender taffeta belt, 3 pleats; 2 bows; stiffened with cambric, 2 hooks and eyes; Belt (F) - black silk velvet waistband with hook and eye; large lavender taffeta bow with second bow of black velvet stiffened with voile.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
buckram
stitching
polishing
silk (textile)
taffeta
fancy dress
evening dresses (garments)
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Polished
Formal Wear
Formal
ENSEMBLE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5535A-F